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Tuesday, 13 July 2010 18:45

Piano sensations Mark and Clark to perform at Eaglenest

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The Original Twin Piano Twins, Mark and Clark, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17, at Eaglenest Entertainment in Maggie Valley.

Mark and Clark Seymour have been playing the piano since they were 4 years old. At first, the family only had one piano and the boys would practice separately every day.  When they were 16, their parents bought a second piano, and the twins decided to put the two musical instruments together. It was then that they became an act.

The late columnist Forrest Duke described them as having “the flash of Liberace, a lot of Jerry Lee Lewis, and the piano artistry of Ferrante and Teicher.”

Their first album, first “Doubletake” on Columbia Records, went gold in five countries in Europe

The Twins’ self-composed pride and joy, “The Worn Down Piano,” went to Number 1 in several European countries and stayed there for 17 weeks. Since then, the twins have also recorded albums on their own label, Twinco, and have sold as many as half a million albums in their career through concerts and nightclubs alone.

Mark and Clark have made numerous national appearances on CBS, NBC and ABC. They have performed in Europe, Asia, South America and Mexico.

Buy tickets from noon until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Eaglenest box office or call 828.926.9658. Tickets range from $20 to $25. www.eaglenestnc.com.

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